October 2012


The Japan-America Society of Washington, DC

To support a national Japanese language and culture competition for high school students. Washington, DC. $50,490

Five Colleges

To support year two of a series of Japan-focused webinars taught by expert faculty for K-12 teachers throughout the United States. Amherst, MA. $9,438

AmerAsian School in Okinawa

To support the salary for a qualified teacher at the school. Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan. ¥2,500,000

University of Pennsylvania

To support the second year of a program to prepare educators in the Greater Philadelphia Region to teach about contemporary Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 disasters. Philadelphia, PA. $78,426

Youth Arts New York

To support interactive workshops in NYC high schools and the UN that provide an opportunity for atomic bomb survivors (hibakusha) to pass the legacy of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to a new generation to empower them to build a world free of the threat of nuclear war. New York, NY. $24,000

President William McKinley High School

To support events and talks at McKinley High School in Hawaii related to an upcoming dedication ceremony of an original Sadako Sasaki origami crane to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and as part of the 2012 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award. Honolulu, HI. $5,000

Communication and Public Opinion

Simmons College

To support year three of a series of workshops in Japan that aims to strengthen the capacity of women to provide leadership and work effectively in the non-profit sector. Boston, MA. $51,590

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

To support educational and public outreach components of the Solomon R. Guggenheim’s exhibition titled Gutai: Splendid Playground. New York, NY. $50,000

Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation

To support research about President Harry S. Trumanfs decision to drop the atomic bomb as well as the impact the bombing had on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Key West, FL. $14,950

The Japanese Medical Society of America

To support for travel to Japan by members of the 9/11 community in order to help residents of Tohoku, Japan recover from the March 11, 2011 disasters. New York, NY. $50,000

US-Japan Policy Studies

Council on Foreign Relations

To support the third year of a study to analyze domestic political change in Japan and its effect on the U.S.-Japan alliance. New York, NY. $46,683

Institute for International Policy Studies

To support of a research project that will examine ways to overcome domestic restrictions in Japan that impede the US-Japan Alliance during a time of change in the Northeast Asian strategic environment. Tokyo, Japan. ¥5,175,400